Game Day Chili Recipe

Game Day Chili Recipe
Staff Writer
Game Day Chili

As the cooler days of fall are upon us, a few things come to mind: sweaters, football, and chili! This affordable and satisfying meal will be sure to impress your friends.

With the deep, meaty flavor and the fragrant pepper and spices, nobody will ever know how quick and easy it is to prepare this meal. Make it a day ahead and let the flavors come together even more, leaving you plenty of time to get comfy for the big game or to chat with your date.

Total cost: $9.63

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Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat and cook the ground beef until done. Remove the meat from the pan and set aside. Pour out most of the oil, leaving a little to cook the onions and peppers in. Over medium-low heat, cook the onion until translucent. Add the red and yellow peppers and continue to cook until they are slightly soft. Add the cumin, cinnamon, oregano, and cayenne and stir for a moment over the heat. Add the vinegar and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan (this is all flavor).

Add the meat to the pot and stir in the crushed tomatoes. Rinse can with the water and add it along with the kidney beans to the pot. Cook over low heat for about 25 minutes, stirring from time to time. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed, adding salt, freshly ground black pepper, and more cayenne if you like a spicier chili.

To serve, spoon into bowls, and top with spoonfuls of the sour cream and the reserved chopped red onion, if desired. Top with freshly chopped parsley or cilantro if you have some available. 


Calories per serving:

509 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 29g 45%
  • Carbs 35g 12%
  • Saturated 10g 49%
  • Fiber 9g 37%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 13g
  • Monounsaturated 13g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 29g 58%
  • Cholesterol 84mg 28%
  • Sodium 767mg 32%
  • Calcium 153mg 15%
  • Magnesium 99mg 25%
  • Potassium 1,220mg 35%
  • Iron 7mg 37%
  • Zinc 6mg 40%
  • Phosphorus 367mg 52%
  • Vitamin A 40µg 4%
  • Vitamin C 22mg 36%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 23%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 21%
  • Niacin (B3) 8mg 39%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 39%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 79µg 20%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 41%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 17%
  • Vitamin K 22µg 27%
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